Doraku Donabe Kohiki
Doraku-gama makes Donabe hotpot and related pieces from Iga. They are also called igamono, which literally means made in Iga. Doraku’s pottery has been passing down since Edo period, and now it is eighth generation. They make donabe using traditional handmade way, starting off with mixing clay from Iga, and shape them using potter’s wheel, and so on. They take pride in their work and you can see the art of their creation.
Size : 9.8 In x 6 in (25 cm x 15 cm)
Weight : 70 oz (2000 g)
Capacity : 60 oz (1800 ml)
Material : Ceramic
Microwave : x
Direct Fire : ○
IH : ×
Oven : x
Dish Washer : x
Sizes and weights are approximate.
*They are handmade one of a kind piece, and each item has slightly different shape, size, and glaze. Pictures shown are taken with one sample piece.
*If you would like to see actual item you receive, please contact us for pictures.
Before you use as hot pot, please do the followings:
- Put water about 70% of capacity and then add fist size of rice.
- Start fire with low to make congee, make sure to stir frequently for 1 hour.
- Stop fire and leave it for at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours.
- Clean the pot with regular sponge and soap
- Dry it completely and it is ready for hot pot cooking.
※It will get some crack on the bottom of pot, which is completely normal, and congee will seal it.
Remember, always start fire low, but as pot gets hotter, you can turn it up high.
Do not cool it down with cold water when pot is hot. great difference in temperature will result in crack or break.
After washing, make sure to dry completely, it is clay pot and consumes certain amount of water. if you put away without proper drying, it can get molded.